Algoa cares is our corporate social investment programme. Algoa cares was started in 1997 with the aim of supporting local non-profit organisations in their mission to help and empower those in need, especially the most vulnerable within our community. We use the power of radio to increase awareness, influence positive change and inspire those in our broadcast area. Algoa cares has three focus areas namely: health and welfare, education and skills development, and the environment and sustainability. The initiative highlights successful projects that create sustainability within vulnerable communities.

1. Cares on-air

Mio Khondleka and Queenie Grootboom interview a representative from a different charity every Wednesday between 12h30 and 13h00 to raise awareness about their non-profit organisation. To apply for an interview, simply complete the online application form below.

2. Cares promotional support

Community and fundraising events/initiatives can be promoted on-air and online via the what’s happening feature. Send your event information to Please note this info needs to change they can submit their own event info now.

3. Cares events

Organisations also have the opportunity to apply to be a beneficiary of the Algoa cares charity initiatives listed below.

  • Algoa cares charity golf day (Port Elizabeth)
  • Algoa cares charity golf day (East London)

Applications to both golf days open on 1 February every year and close the Monday of the 3rd week in February.

10:00 (GMT+2) Wed, 19 Jul 2017
Category: Health and Welfare, Education and Skills Development or Philanthropy :  Animal Outreach and Veterinary CareDaily Mobile clinics operate throughout the Northern and  areas, providing basic animal care for indigent communities.
08:00 (GMT+2) Fri, 14 Jul 2017
For #MandelaDay, this is how your favourite Algoa FM presenter will be spending his or her #67minutes
09:00 (GMT+2) Wed, 05 Jul 2017
Category:Animal Welfare OrganisationEach Year we assist over 5000 animals from Grahamstown and the surrounding areas. We respond to any animals in need and provide a 24hr service that operates 365 days a year. Our geographical area covers over 90,000
09:43 (GMT+2) Thu, 29 Jun 2017
About the SA NATIONAL YOUTH ORCHESTRA FOUNDATIONOur green-and-gold National Youth Orchestra was founded in 1964. In its sparkling history it has hosted annual orchestra courses, concerts, international and national tours and workshops for young music
08:41 (GMT+2) Wed, 21 Jun 2017
HMA has been in existence for the past 12 years… Founder Ursula Candasamy’s passion to make a difference has led the birth of this NPO. So far we have achieved many of our goals, but we still have a long way to go…. Our aim is to
10:41 (GMT+2) Wed, 14 Jun 2017
COASTAL WATER RESCUECategory: Health and Welfare, Education and Skills Development or Philanthropy: HEALTH & WELFARE IE water safety / voluntaryYour top 3 projects and one line description of each projectReach for a dream:  we took on 12 rea
16:00 (GMT+2) Fri, 09 Jun 2017
Thank you all for your kind donations and support.
11:30 (GMT+2) Wed, 07 Jun 2017
Category:Health and WelfareDescription:Autism Eastern Cape is a small Port Elizabeth based charity which gives information and support to individuals and families of those affected by autism.  This outreach has until now mostly been done by unpa
11:00 (GMT+2) Wed, 31 May 2017
The 31st of May is WORLD NO TOBACCO DAY Read about TAG here:THE THREE MAJOR LEGAL ADDICTIONS – Our Focus:Tobacco & Tobacco ProductsTobacco legislation is lagging behind in South Africa. We need health warnings and messages onstandardis
11:40 (GMT+2) Thu, 25 May 2017
Masithethe Counselling Services (formerly LifeLine East London) has been working with suffering communities of the Buffalo City Metropolitan area since 1985 (32 years). To date we have Masithethe Counselling Services more than 430 000 adults and chil